Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Please note: $50 pre-registration required.
The PSA Grower Training Course will overview the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, produce safety best practices, details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, as well as satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety tra ining at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’ There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions. After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.
Social Media Boot Camp
Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Please note: $30 pre-registration is required.
Trying to grow your operation’s social media presence? Have questions about social media analytics? Not sure how to effectively use Facebook and Instagram?
Register for the Social Media Boot Camp and learn how to maximize your operation’s digital presence. During this session, you will hear from social media experts who will help answer your questions about social media and help set you up for success in the digital world.
The boot camp will consist of several general session on analytics and platform features, as well as several break-out sessions to allow for roundtable discussions with peers and panelists.
Getting Started in Blackberries
Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Please note: Pre-registration of $65 is required. NARBA members (including those just joining) receive a $20 refund on-site.
This workshop is for novice growers, potential growers, and those in their first few years of production, with a focus primarily on small-scale production for local markets. Participants will receive a USB memory stick of resources.
Bridging the GAPs: Approaches for Treating Irrigation Water On-Farm
Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Please note: Pre-registration is required and is limited.
Fruit and vegetable growers are continually assessing their operations to determine where they can limit risk and increase productivity. As a result, many have expressed interest in learning more about how on-farm preharvest water treatment systems work and how they may fit within their current setup. Come for a day-long course with extension specialists across the Southeast to learn about different approaches to treating water on-farm; how to implement these systems to meet requirements of the Produce Safety Rule; and how to verify that the system is operating as intended.